[b-greek] Mark 1:4 Adjectival participal with article

From: bsullivan (bsullivan@dingoblue.net.au)
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 10:22:33 EDT

Greetings to all,

Mark 1:4 reads: egeneto Iwanhs ho baptizwn en th erhmw khrusswn baptisma
metanoias eis afesin hamartiwn

It is my understanding that when a participle has the article, but with no
preceding noun the noun is understood hence ho baptizwn refers to John 'the
(one) baptizing' (= the baptizer) virtually meaning ho baptisths [the

Am I on the right track?

Yours Sincerely,

Brian Sullivan

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